July 24, 2015

See how the crew at Expedition Overland outfitted their 2015 5th Generation 4Runners, Trail Premium Edition, for the big trip into Central America.  This build outlines 2 4Runners, Rufio (Magnetic Grey) and Apollo (Classic Silver)

Detailed Build List & Equipment

Overland (Both Vehicles)

Tools, Equipment and modifications designed around self sustained living from the vehicle
  • Roof Top Tent
    Eezi Awn T-Top 1400 Roof Top Tent
  • Awning
    Eezi-Awn Shade 2 Meter Bag Awning
  • Roof Rack
    K9 2.2 Meter Roof Rack System
  • Shop Now Air Compressor
    ARB On-Board Twin High Performance Air Compressor, used to fill tires after airing down or fixing a flat.
  • Shop Now Aux Water Jerry
    Water Jerry Cans on CBI rear bar swing out
  • Shop Now Aux Gas Jerrys
    Gas Jerry Cans on CBI rear bar swing out

Overland (Rufio only)

Tools, Equipment and modifications designed around self sustained living from the vehicle.
Rufio Only (Magnetic Grey 4Runner)
  • Fridge
    Weekender 52 Liter Fridge Freezer Aluminum
  • Fridge Slide
    Adventure Trailer combo fridge slide with Partner Steel cook stove
  • Custom Storage | Interior Sleep Platform
    Adventure Trailer custom drawer system and compartments doubles as a sleep platform on the passenger side of the vehicle. The passenger side rear seat was remove to accommodate this.

Overland (Apollo only)

Tools, Equipment and modifications designed around self sustained living from the vehicle.
Apollo Only (Classic Silver 4Runner)
  • Storage Shelf
    Custom made cargo solid shelf to divide storage area
  • Roof Rack Storage
    Two hard mounted 42 Liter Aluminum Alu-Box Storage Cases


Including suspension, wheels and everything in between
  • Shop Now General Tire Grabber AT2
    General Tire Grabber AT2 Tires in 285/70/R17
  • Wheels
    Toyota Black TRD Wheels
  • Front Suspension
    Extended Travel Remote Reservoir Front Coilover Shock Kit by Icon Vehicle Dynamics
  • Rear Suspension
    V.S. 2.5 Series RR Rear Shocks w/CDCV (0-3″ Lift) by Icon Vehicle Dynamics
  • Upper control arms
    Billet Upper Control Arm Kit by Icon Vehicle Dynamics
  • Shop Now Diff breather
    ARB Differential Axle Breather

Armor & Body

Trailer protection and Body modifications
  • Rear bumper
    CBI Rear Bumper with Swing Away Tire Carrier which relocates spare tire and holds 2 gas/water jerry cans. Apollo has a split, dual swing away and Rufio has a single bar swing away.
  • Shop Now Fender Flares
    Bushwacker fender flares


Interior and Exterior Lighting
  • Shop Now 40″ Combo light Bar
    Rigid Industries SR-Series White 40″ Spot/Flood Combo LED Light Bar. Mounted under roof rack
  • Shop Now 30″ Combo light Bar
    Rigid Industries E-Series 30″ LED Spot/Flood Combo Light Bar. Mounted behind the front grill
  • Shop Now Lighting Security Hardware
    Rigid Industries Security Hardware Kit for LED Light Bar. All lights were mounted with the security hardware to deter theft
  • Shop Now Rock Lights
    Rigid Industries Rock Light Kit 6 Lights Cool White. These lights are great for rock crawling at night and setting up camp or field repairs in the dark


Things to get you home when it all goes wrong
  • Website Shop Now MAXTRAX
    2 pairs of MAXTRAX MKII | Mounted using MAXTRAX Rear Wheel Harness
  • Shop Now Winch
    Warn ZEON Platinum 10-S Winch with Synthetic Rope – 10000 lb. Capacity
  • Winch Mounts
    Undercover hidden winch mounts
  • Shop Now Hi-Lift Jack
    Hi-Lift Jack 48″ X-TREME, mounted on CBI rear bar
  • Shop Now Recovery Kit
    Warn Medium Duty Winching Accessory Kit
  • Shop Now Winch Shackle
    Factor 55 FlatLink E
  • Shop Now Tire Repair Kit
    ARB Orange Speedy Seal Tire Repair Kit
  • Shop Now Tire Deflator
    ARB E-Z Deflator
  • Shop Now Tire Inflator
    ARB Blue Inflator with Gauge and Braided Hose


Managing everything that plugins in
  • Shop Now Main Switch Panel
    sPod 6 Switch Panel to accommodate all lights bars, aux lighting & air compressor.
  • Truck Communications
    Dual Band 50 watt Ham Radio
  • Shop Now Aux USB & 12v Sockets
    Additional sockets added to both the interior and glove compartment to handle personal phones and accessories and production charging.
  • Dual battery system – Rufio Only (Magnetic Grey 4Runner)
    National Luna Portable Power Pack had mounted in the Adventure Trailer Drawer system


Everything that doesn't fit nicely in a category above
  • Shop Now Accessory Mounts
    Ram Mount Twist Lock Suction Cup Mount for Phone Holder, GPS, Ipads, etc…
  • Tinted windows
    Tinted all windows by Bos Window tinting Bozeman, MT
  • Custom Vehicle Wrap
    Vehicle wrap was done by SCS Wraps in Bozeman, MT